Scripting history has become a habit at BMW and the recent additions to the ‘M’ Series consisting of high-performance coupes, sport activity cars and convertibles with technology and engineering inspired from the race tracks proves this. San Luis Obispo BMW dealer was a natural choice to get a better look at the recent lineup of BMW M Series and understand what these are made up of.
The M2 Competition Coupe
Loaded with some advanced sport capability through a bigger more powerful turbocharged engine the M2 is the most completive of the M Series lineup. Add the optional M Double-clutch Transmission with Drivelogic (DCT) to the 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo inline 6 and you are giving yourself a 405 hp and 406 lb-ft torque producing devil that takes you buzzing 0-60 in a hair raising 4.0 seconds. The M Sport chassis adds dynamism and you get compound brakes, and performance-tuned Active M Differential for safety, balance and comfort. The sport seats and tech on the interior is replete to keep you firmly seated and connected at the same time.
The Dynamic M3
If the M2 was all about sport grade performance, the M3 pushes the limits with its highly responsive engine and smooth M Double Clutch transmission that allow quick acceleration yet demonstrating perfect road grip and comfort. The M3 comes with a shattering 425 hp and 406 lb-ft torque generating high pressure turbocharged but extremely light weight 3.0-liter inline 6 engine that can take you 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. The tech on the vehicle is aided by the iDrive 6.0 navigation with voice recognition built in that understands natural language that provides a great experience for drivers.
M4 Power Coupe
Raising the bar further, the M4 loaded with the competition package takes you the 0-60 in 4.1 secs on a manual transmission and this in just 3.9 secs on an automatic transmission. The M4 Power Coupe is loaded with the 3.0 liter, inline 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology that otherwise gives you no less than 425 hp followed by 406 lg-ft of torque. Itsavailable as a coupe and convertible and provides some tight handling thanks to its use of lightweight aluminum arms and carbon fiber reinforced plastic on its body.
The Timeless M5
The distinctive styling and use of materials that are not only lighter and stronger but also add loads of beauty and elegance as in its carbon fiber reinforced plastic contoured roof that gives it a strong timeless character. The M5 comes in two luxurious models that feature a 4.4-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, the 2019 M5 Sedan and 2019 M5 Competition. The Sedan we are told produces 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque and the Competition model a 617 hp with the same torque.
M6 Gran Coupe
The showstopper at BMW dealer San Luis Obispo is the M6 Gran Coupe that is equipped to set your adrenalin soaring and its V8 that generates 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque is not for the meek hearted. It’s a combination of extreme aerodynamic styling on the outside and elevated luxury on the inside.